May 13 • Monday
Sign Up Begins For Imajine That
Sign up begins for Imajine That - free, hands-on activities for children ages 3 – 6 at the Merrimac Library. Space is limited, so you must be a Merrimac resident to participate, and can register your child for 1 of the 3 programs offered. All classes run from 4:00 – 4:30 PM. Stop by the children's room or call the library at 978-346-9441 to register. www.imajinethat.com
May 16 • Thursday
Criminal Minds, Killer Events
7:00 PM Forget the television show CSI…come hear real stories from Paul Zambella, a practicing Massachusetts forensic scientist, and forensics professor at Salem State College and Northeastern University. This interactive program will include the history of forensic science, State Police Crime lab, fingerprint processing, DNA collection, the use of crime scopes, and more! No registration required.
May 30 • Thursday
Movie Screening: Gone Baby Gone
6:00 – 8:00 PM Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis, both professionally and personally (based on the best-selling Dennis Lehane novel). This 2007 film is rated (R) and is recommended for older teens and adults.
June 4 • Tuesday
Imajine That: Little Picasso's Art Studio
4:00 – 4:30 PM Children will make a cool shark hat, sandy star fishes and a mini fish aquarium in this basic art class. Registration required. Ages: 3 – 6.
June 13 • Thursday
A Tribute to Dennis Lehane
7:00 PM Melissa Pennell, Ph.D. and Professor of English at UMass Lowell, will explore the tradition of the hard-boiled detective novel, focusing on local author Dennis Lehane. She’ll discuss a few of best-selling novels which have been brought to life in film, including Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone. No registration required.
July 10 • Wednesday
Imajine That: Nature Explorers
4:00 – 4:30 PM Children will look at things found in nature with magnifying glasses and do a small science-related craft on our favorite season! Registration required. Ages: 3 – 6.
July 13 • Saturday
Crime Vehicle Day
10:00 – 11:30 AM Come visit the Merrimac Fire Station and explore a variety of fire and crime investigation vehicles. This event is co-sponsored by the Merrimac Police Dept.
July 18 • Thursday
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger
7:00 PM Jeff Belanger is one of the most visible paranormal researchers today and is the author of over a dozen books, including the bestsellers The World's Most Haunted Places, Weird Massachusetts, and Who's Haunting the White House. He has written for newspapers like The Boston Globe and is the series writer and researcher for Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel. No registration required.
August 1 • Thursday
Community Read: Deadly Cove
Join others in Merrimac reading Deadly Cove by Brendan Dubois - our featured author for Merrimac Reads Mysteries. In Deadly Cove, the seventh novel in the Lewis Cole mystery series, magazine columnist and former Department of Defense research analyst Lewis Cole is covering an anti-nuclear protest when gunfire breaks out, injuring his journalist friend and killing a charismatic activist.
August 10 • Saturday
Play: A Menacing Night at the Modern Museum
7:00 PM Come and be a part of this interactive murder mystery play where the audience gets to guess whodunit! The setting is a modern art museum in Boston, and includes a zany cast of characters. This free, family-friendly, event is open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Merrimac Old Homes Days Committee.
August 14 • Wednesday
Imajine That: Animal Habitats
4:00 – 4:30 PM Children will learn about animals and insects that live underground. They will make small scenes and habitats for worms, bunnies and foxes! Registration required.
Ages: 3 – 6.
August 22 • Thursday
Movie Screening: Rear Window
6:00 – 8:00 PM Rear Window is one of Hitchcock's most suspenseful and stylish thrillers. When a professional photographer (Jimmy Stewart) suspects his neighbor of murdering his nagging wife, he enlists his socialite girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to help investigate. This 1954 film is rated (PG).
September 12 • Thursday
Book discussion: Deadly Cove
7:00 PM All are welcome to join in the discussion of this mystery/thriller. This event will be held in the meeting room at the Merrimac Public Library, and is free and open to the public. This event is hosted by the Merrimakers Book Club.
September 26 • Thursday
Author visit: Brendan Dubois
7:00 PM Brendan DuBois is the award-winning author of more than 15 novels and short story collections, including Deadly Cove, and our featured local mystery author for Merrimac Reads Mysteries. Brendan’s books will be available for purchase at the program.